In town for love
Auckland actor Martin Henderson, 34, who is based in Venice Beach, Los Angeles, is back in New Zealand filming Home by Christmas, a World War II love story directed by Gaylene Preston due for release next year. The film is based on Preston’s parent’s war-time relationship; Henderson plays Preston’s father, Ed. Henderson said Home by Christmas is a story many New Zealanders could relate to. “It is a very romantic story, but also very deeply personal. We’ve seen so many World War II movies and you’re often asked, ‘How is this any different?’ It’s having that family element that made it a very beautiful story.” Henderson next appears in Battle in Seattle alongside Charlize Theron and Woody Harrelson, a film based on the WTO Ministerial Conference of 1999 protest activity. He also recently starred in an episode of House.